<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - San Diego Politics and Political News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/politics http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:21:37 -0700 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:21:37 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[DUI Charges Have No Impact On Job: Hueso]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:20:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ben+hueso.JPG
A 26-year-old newlywed who was run over by an LA County lifeguard truck earlier this week suffered lacerations to her liver and fractures to her pelvic area, her attorney said]]>
<![CDATA[Signatures Submitted in Minimum Wage Referendum Petition Drive ]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:24:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/5PTpkgDEVINE091614_1200x675_330081859684.jpg
One former lawmaker had a stack of forms that she said represented a thousand voters who are asking for their signatures back.]]>
<![CDATA[Council Votes to Regulate Sale of E-Cigarettes]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:13:45 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/e-cigarette-close-up-1203_2.jpg
On Saturday, Sept. 20, I Love A Clean San Diego will host the biggest coastal cleanup of the year. There will be more than 100 cleanup sites across San Diego County. NBC 7's Whitney Southwick explains how...]]>
<![CDATA[Drivers to Steer Clear of Cyclists]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 08:00:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Cyclist-Bicyclist-Law-3-Fee.jpg
NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports on the law that goes into effect Sept. 16, 2014 requiring drivers stay three feet from cyclists on the road.

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<![CDATA[Marti Emerald Confirms Breast Cancer Diagnosis]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:37:24 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Marti-Emerald-1.jpg
A gas leak at the La Mirage Apartments in the Grantville area prompted resident evacuations Friday morning, officials said.

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<![CDATA[Voters Want to Take Signatures Back]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:16:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Petition-Drive-Minimum-Wage.jpg
A San Diego barista is changing the way Starbucks schedules its employees.

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<![CDATA[Meet Chuck Todd of "Meet the Press"]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 06:22:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/090714_LSP_Chuck_Todd_1200x675_325741123764.jpg
David Gregory will leave NBC's "Meet the Press" in September and will be replaced by Chuck Todd, who is currently the NBC News political director and the host of "The Daily Rundown" on MSNBC.]]>
<![CDATA[San Diegans React to Gubernatorial Debate]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:51:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Debate-Brown-Watch-Party.jpg
NBC 7's Omari Fleming joined a Republican watch party for Thursday night's debate between Gov. Jerry Brown and his challenger Neel Kashkari.

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<![CDATA[McDonnells Guilty on Most Charges]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 15:16:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mcdonnell-guilty-AP977255973421.jpg
The corruption trial of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has him trying to prove that his wife's infatuation with the former CEO of a dietary supplements company is proof that the married couple didn't try to...

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<![CDATA[2016 Presidential Contenders Flock to NH]]> Wed, 03 Sep 2014 09:26:49 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rand-paul.jpg
A third American aid worker who has contracted Ebola has been identified as Dr. Rick Sacra, 51, of Boston, according to officials with the aid group SIM USA. The news was announced at an 11 a.m. news conference

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<![CDATA[Former Staffers Blamed for Break-In at DeMaio Office: Source]]> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:32:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/demaio+campaign+office+vandalism.jpg
Two former staff members are being blamed for a May break-in at Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio’s San Diego campaign headquarters, a source close to the investigation told NBC 7.

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<![CDATA["Gun Violence Restraining Order" Bill Approved]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:17:03 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Vigil-Isla-Vista-05262.jpg
The bill comes as a response to the Isla Vista shooting spree that left six UC Santa Barbara students dead.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Ben Hueso Released from Police Custody]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:00:25 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ben-hueso-released-2.jpg
State Sen. Ben Hueso was met by reporters and photographers after his release from police custody on Friday, August 22, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Perry in NH: Charges All Politics]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 20:03:05 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/edtAP259994489655.jpg
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is testing his presidential prospects in New Hampshire as he defiantly dismisses a recent indictment and tries to convince voters that he's an improved version of the 2012 candidate...

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<![CDATA[Calif. Bill: Dogs Can Eat Out]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:18:58 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/051213+Cupcake+dog.jpg
Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie."We fear...]]>
<![CDATA[Family of Slain Rider: Change Lanes to Pass Cyclists]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 12:48:30 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/matthew-o%27neill-cyclist-082.jpg
Strong emotions tonight after San Diego Police announced the department won't recommend criminal charges in the East County boating accident. That crash killed two young men. The boater who survived the...

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<![CDATA[Former San Ysidro Supe Pleas Guilty]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:46:41 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Manuel-Paul-Deposition.jpg
The former superintendent of San Ysidro schools has entered a guilty plea in federal court to the misdemeanor charge of deprivation of benefits for political contributions.]]>
<![CDATA[GOP Staffer in Chicken Suit Faces Charges After Clucking at NH Governor, Senator]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:25:01 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/zona+chicken+suit.jpg
A GOP state committee staff member has been charged with disorderly conduct after heckling New Hampshire Senator Jeanne Shaheen and Governor Maggie Hassan at this past Saturday's Old Home Day

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<![CDATA[Minimum Wage Petition Drive Launched]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:56:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/minimum-wage-supporters.jpg
A San Diego barista is changing the way Starbucks schedules its employees.]]>
<![CDATA[Small Biz Owners Make Last-Minute Plea]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:36:16 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/jerry-sanders-minimum-wage.jpg
NBC 7's Matt Rascon reports on the meeting of small business owners before the City Council considers overriding a mayoral veto of the minimum wage increase.

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<![CDATA[Min Wage: Small Biz Pleads, Council Overrides Veto]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:29:28 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/jerry-sanders-minimum-wage.jpg
The largest bucket was reserved for Weddle himself from high above

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<![CDATA[NYC Council Speaker Tweets About HPV Diagnosis, Urges Annual Check-Ups]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:34:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MarkViverito.jpg
In an interview published in the Guardian newspaper, Douglas appeared to blame his own battle with throat cancer on oral sex — although that interpretation was later disputed by one of his representatives.

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<![CDATA[Minimum Wage May End Up in Hands of Voters]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:07:26 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/%5BNECN%5DMinimum_Wage.jpg
NBC 7's Matt Rason reports on how people with petitions are preparing to stand outside businesses and on street corners to gather signatures that would put the future of the minimum wage ordinance into the hands...]]>
<![CDATA[Former Vt. U.S. Sen. Jeffords Dead at 80]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:57:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/James+Jeffords.jpg
The former U.S. senator from Vermont who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent has died. James Jeffords was 80. Diane Derby, a former aide,...

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<![CDATA["Six Californias" Wouldn't Help Republicans: Study]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:16:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/193*120/0623-SixCalifornias1.jpg
Well-known Bay Area-based tech entrepreneur Tim Draper was the man who purchased from the federal government the hoard of Bitcoin seized during the raid on Silk Road.

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<![CDATA[Florida Ad Tries to Connect Pot With Date Rape]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 05:56:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/potdaterapead.jpg
Robin Williams stood in the eye of his own humor hurricane, a human perpetual motion machine of comedy who unleashed manic streams of pop-cultural consciousness with the improv intensity of a be-bop great...

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<![CDATA[New Indictment Unsealed in Campaign Finance Scandal]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 06:06:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Azano-0609_2.jpg
On Tuesday, retired San Diego Police Detective Ernesto Encinas pleaded guilty in connection to the city's campaign finance scandal. NBC 7’s Rory Devine explains why his attorney says Encinas thought he was doing...

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<![CDATA[Sunroad Hires Former Deputy City Attorney ]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:41:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/San-Diego-Skyline-Feb-2014.jpg
A former city employee who played a pivotal role in the lawsuit involving a controversial real estate development has accepted a position as vice president with the private company.]]>